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Nine-story hotel, community facility, proposed for Astoria

Site for proposed hotel on 31st Street (Google Maps)

Aug. 30, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

Permits have been filed for a nine-story hotel and community facility in Astoria, building records show.

The hotel, at a potential height of 95 feet, is proposed for 30-17 31st Street, a lot sitting under the elevates train tracks, and near the 30 Avenue Station.

Records show that 13,529 square-feet would be devoted to commercial and hotel space, where the first floor would hold a retail store in the hotel lobby and lounge while 48 units would be spread out on seven floors.

An ambulatory diagnostic or a healthcare office would take up two of the building’s floors in the proposed plan, making up 5.544 square-feet of space.

T.F. Cusanelli and Filletti, a New Jersey based architecture firm, is in charge of the design for the building. Anton Developers, a Forest Hills construction company, is behind the development.

The Astoria Post has reached out to Anton Developers.

Astoria and Long Island City have seen an influx of hotels over the years. As of June 2017, 31 hotels are operating in LIC, totaling over 3,000 rooms, and 31 more hotels are in their planning and construction phases, according to the Long Island City Partnership.

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John

The parks are filled with kids and the schools are great . And we have sons of the best restaurants in the city . What is with all the complaining .

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beth

With all of Astoria’s nightlife and partying I think this place would be great for hook ups.

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Monjur Alom Badol

Very good location, good luck to the hotel corporation, I also need a hotel job . Have a good experience too , thank you

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evan

That area has issues with traffic, noise, dirt etc.already. A good hotel is not going to make a difference and might be a good thing. I can imagine what the once quiet and safe Ditmars area will be like after they build that 3 story retail place by the train and that residential high rise a block away. Personally, I am so thankful i have a second home that I moved to on LI with my family. My children enjoy spending time outside and sleep at night without me worrying. The schools are awesome here.

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Ana

Its a nice area. There is a nice liquor store at the corner and a hospital/clinic within walking distance in addition to the train, shopping and eateries. Hotel guests or Homeless will love it. Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera).

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ditmars

I think a hotel is way better than that huge medical building they put on on 23rd ave. and 31 st. Its been up for years and it still looks vacant. It is also an eye sore and has done nothing to help the community as a medical facility. Many business’ in that immediate area also have closed down.

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emily

Oh please! Just because a hotel is being built does not mean it will turn into a homeless shelter. And even if it did have a heart! Its a great location for people in need.

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Antoinette

It will just be another welfare hotel. The city pays big bucks for these rooms-too much money for the landlord to ignore. If you live close by you should have plans to sell your house and move. Seriously

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bob

Well if i become homeless I would rather stay close to my Astoria neighborhood. Neighborhood residents should have priority in their local homeless shelter.

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Sandy

A lot of opposition to this but for supposedly sophisticated residents, one never sees any community action , protest ..just the insipid ” duh.. time to move…” Very immature, very shortsighted and very selfish. Really, that is all part of the problem. The majority are either too lazy or just don’t care about the communities they live in. Wake up children, failing to deal with problems, insures they follow you a few steps behind. And it will till you have no place to run to.

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llmp

Nowadays, short-term residents out number permanent residents and many new places cater to this short-term group in Astoria because they are usually younger, without children, and more able/willing to spend. Many homeowners have also moved out and rented their place. The time when this neighborhood was a solid middle class family community and would get involved for the sake of their children and future is gone. The few times the community comes together today is when there are social injustices (and they are usually the younger crowd) because they feel its the right thing to do. A hotel going up in an already crowded area is not enough of a concern when you know that in a couple of years you’ll rent some place else or settle down and buy a home elsewhere.

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helen

I think the hotel is needed. The business community will benefit from this. The nearest hotel in Astoria is a homeless shelter. Its a smart idea and maybe it will clean up that area.

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Tony Rodriguez

Think about what you just said. What makes you think this hotel will not be turned into a homeless shelter? Don’t be fooled. Think I’m kidding ask the mayor if this will absolutely never be turned into a shelter and I guarantee he won’t answer the question. He never answers any questions

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Crime is up

Ok another building . Bid deal. Anyone hear about the stabbing on 38 st sat morning 4 am??

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Anonymous

I welcome a homeless shelter as long as there are additional bike lanes and no parking for anyone

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Angelo

Because of the way the law works, they’ll convert it to a homeless shelter which is more profitable. Remember years ago? The hotels earning thousands per family? I remember the one on east 23rd that had junkies outside. That was under Koch. Then the city, with developers making all the decisions I’m sure, decided to rewrite the rules and did away with them. (If you put up luxury housing, you don’t want those types of places in your area.) Basically, it’s a retread of what things were like in the 80s, unfortunately. Everybody loses except the greedy developers.

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JenL

Putting a hotel up this far North into Astoria sets a really bad precedent. We need permanent, affordable housing — not tourists.

We should each reach out to our council person and demand better zoning that does not permit hotels in the midst of our residential areas.

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Anonymous

good luck with that every single queens counsel person has their pockets lined with all the relator’s monies — and you can take that to the bank –

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Vito

Well Astoria was under the radar and very peaceful for so many years. Those days are over. Time to pack up and move to Middle Village.

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Anonymous

You summed it up Astoria Is ruined for its residents, not the nice quiet place it once was.

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Anonymous

Why would a residential neighborhood area like 30th Avenue need a hotel right in its midst? Won’t the developers make enough money putting up another oversized apartment house?

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I Am Smart

I understand LIC. It’s a business area now with one stop into Manhattan.

I’m not sure what the market would be for people in Astoria.

Maybe for LGA staff, airline staff and travelers that have a layover but don’t want to stay in an area with nothing and don’t want to be too far from LGA?

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gia

LGA is expanding. I am sure many people would prefer to stay next to shopping, restaurants and transit. Also, it would be cheaper than staying in Manhattan.

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Muriel

ENOUGH!! ASTORIA DOESN’T NEED A OTHER HOTEL!!! ENOUGH CONTRITE, YOU’RE DESTROYING THE CHARMS OF ASTORIA!!!!!

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AstoriaParty

Too late! Its a different vibe and growing each year to attract younger working residents and many visitors.

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